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THE FAKE FACTORY WAS FOUNDED BY LORRAINE HELLWIG IN 2020 AND IS AN OPEN - MINDED, NON-PROFIT PLAYGROUND DEDICATED TO COLLABORATIONS AND PROJECTS IN COMBINATION WITH DIFFERENT ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS, SCIENTISTS, CURATORS AND DESIGNERS.
ITS AMBITION IS TO CREATE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BRIDGES AND RESPONSIBLE, SUSTAINABLE POST-ART AND TO FIND LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE AND PLACES FOR CREATIVE EXCHANGE AND DISCUSSION OF ANY KIND. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COLLABORATING OR IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA OR A PROJECT TO PROPOSE OR IF YOU JUST WANNA SAY HI, SEND A MESSAGE TO firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE NEO NEO DADA QUESTIONNAIRE, 2022 - artwork for free
The question that gives attention. And the voices which reply.
This NEO NEO DADA QUESTIONNAIRE is inspired and copied by a similar concept of philosophical, entertaining idols such as Max Frisch, Marcel Proust or James Lipton. Next to the 64 linear questions that you can find on the poster, the random layout creates new questions and slogans, waiting for reactions. The print exists 250 times and is for free to take home. The questionnaire is meant to be a starting point, so that your answers and following discussions are the real NEO NEO DADA way bringing you to the essence of the artwork.
The NNDDQ was first shown next to the artwork WHY A MANIFESTO and with references to DADA collages of Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters in the Chapelle Jeanne d'Arc in Paris as part of the exhibtion VOCI UMANE curated by Pascal Mouisset and Marie Gayet.
*POST GENDER SUN*, 2021 - solidarity sign + curated vintage fashion pieces
Out of a list of the most used gender signs, next to the best known female and male ones, the Fake Factory created a combination and all* - inclusive sign (or sun) to make an ally statement of a better tomorrow, which we hope can already take place today and where you can be everybody and anybody, be from everywhere and / or you do not have to define.
THIS IS A PRODUCT OF PROCRASTINATION BY THE FAKE FACTORY, fashion collection, 35 pieces, 2021
The Fake Factory upcycled unsold vintage clothes, embroidered the *SUN* in collaboration with DEBBIE.STUDIO and resold these unique pieces at the exhibition FÊTE PERMANENTE 2021 in Paris. We donated half of the earnings directly to Trakine e.V., trans-kinder-netz.de, an association which helps trans*kids in Germany and Europe.
Y A MANIFESTO, 2018 until 2022 - installation views
The NEO NEO DADA concept follows the idea to adabt each of your installation to the current moment of time and exhibition space. For each individual installation we selected photos of the work Y A MANIFESTO fitting best to the political situation and statement we wanted to make. In this way you re-create new relationships inbetween the images, your interpretation can go into new directions, you can see new things in already-seen images and you underline your new messages.
In this picture gallery you will find different exhibition spaces and the topics that leant them to the way they appear.
THE RIGHT TO EXIST, 2022 - street art happening/ tear-off note
This NEO NEO DADA-tear-off note is a daily reminder for every person to make sure that he/she/they* are worthy and needed in this society and that whatever happens, you have a RIGHT TO EXIST. Passenger can decide themselves if they want (or need) to take a stripe.
Idea and concept by Lorraine Hellwig /// Graphic design by Maxime Leleux
Y A MANIFESTO - FIRST LOOK EDITION, 2018 - artist book of 64 pages including an A1 poster
FIRST LOOK EDITION is an artist book including a choice of images of Lorraine Hellwig's work Y A MANIFESTO. It contains a poster and a loose binding, so that it can transform with some tape into an exhibition. In the classical NEO NEO DADA way you chose your portraits and slogans, you chose your installation space, you chose if you want to add some images or not and you chose what kind of curator you want to become with your own private manifesto.
WHY A MANIFESTO, 2017 - manifesto and youtube video 9 min 13
A collection of life advices, famous quotes and ad slogans found and felt on the internet - a manifesto and a question for this generation.
This manifesto got exhibited in Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Goethe Institute Mexico, Espace Voltaire Paris, Village Reille Paris, Matca Gallery Hanoi, Technische Sammlungen Dresden, FOTOHAUS Koblenz, Farbenladen Munich, Young Design Munich, Gallery 0,00 Montreuil and some more.
To be added and continued till the end of time.